Mustache vs Sass: What are the differences?
What is Mustache? Logic-less templates. Mustache is a logic-less template syntax. It can be used for HTML, config files, source code - anything. It works by expanding tags in a template using values provided in a hash or object. We call it "logic-less" because there are no if statements, else clauses, or for loops. Instead there are only tags. Some tags are replaced with a value, some nothing, and others a series of values.
What is Sass? Syntactically Awesome Style Sheets. Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more. It's translated to well-formatted, standard CSS using the command line tool or a web-framework plugin.
Mustache and Sass are primarily classified as "Templating Languages & Extensions" and "CSS Pre-processors / Extensions" tools respectively.
"Dead simple templating" is the primary reason why developers consider Mustache over the competitors, whereas "Variables" was stated as the key factor in picking Sass.
Mustache and Sass are both open source tools. It seems that Mustache with 13.1K GitHub stars and 2.3K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Sass with 12K GitHub stars and 1.93K GitHub forks.
Airbnb, Asana, and Square are some of the popular companies that use Sass, whereas Mustache is used by Twitter, Buffer, and Kickstarter. Sass has a broader approval, being mentioned in 2082 company stacks & 1446 developers stacks; compared to Mustache, which is listed in 231 company stacks and 18 developer stacks.
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